Current View: All Antweb
Change View
Cite this page

Citing AntWeb

X

To cite this page, please use the following:

· For print:      Citation: AntWeb. Version 8.41. California Academy of Science, online at https://www.antweb.org. Accessed .

· For web:


Species: Tetramorium laevithorax   Emery, 1895 

Classification:
Download Data

Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2020)

Tetramorium laevithorax Emery, 1895i PDF: 39 (w.) SOUTH AFRICA. Afrotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

Senior synonym of Tetramorium jeanae: Bolton, 1980 PDF: 279.

Taxon Page Images:

photo © Philip Herbst; Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape

// Distribution

Distribution:

  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):
    Afrotropical

Distribution Notes:

Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Emery, C., 1895, Voyage de M. E. Simon dans l'Afrique australe (janvier-avril 1893). 3 e mémoire. Formicides., Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 64, pp. 15-56

T. laevithoraxHNS, n. sp.

- [[ worker ]]. Gracilis, castanea, mandibulis, antennis pedibusgue testaceis, nitida, longe pilosa, pedibus breviter pubescentibus, capitis lateribus leviter arcuatis, irregulariter reticulato-rugosis, laminis frontalibus subrectis, longe productis, fronte subtiliter carinata, praeterea utrinque rugis duabus parallelis, antennarum gracilium clava elongata, thoracis dorso continuo, haud marginato, suturis obsoletis, lateribus metanotoque reticulato-punctatis, hoc spinis brevibus, obliguis, divergentibus, parte declivi polita, pedunculi segmento Io postice nodo transverso, subsquamiformi, antice abrupte truncato, postice rotundato, 2 ° transverse ovali. - Long. 2 3 / 4 mill. - Pietermaritzburg, Natal; un exemplaire, recolte par M. Weitzecker.

Cette espece est remarquable par sa forme elancee et sa sculpture. La tete est luisante, mais avec une forte loupe l'on reconnait, surtout sur le devant, une ponctuation superficielle espacee. Les joues sont longitudinalement rugueuses et le front est parcouru dans toute sa longueui par une carene mediane; de chaque cote de celle-ci, une paire de fines lignes elevees; les aretes frontales sont fort prolongees, mais le sillon antennaire est peu profond et lisse. Epistome carene, luisant. Yeux grands, assez bombes. Antennes allongees, la massue peu epaissie, ses deux premiers articles au moins de moitie plus longs que gros. Le dos du corselet est lisse et luisant, tandis que les cotes et le metanotum, sauf l'espace entre les epines, sont densement ponctuesreticules. Le pedicule est ponctue, mais assez luisant; son 1 er segment porte un n oe ud plus large que long, coupe net en avant, ce qui, sur le profil, forme un angle aigu. Le corps est seme de tres longs poils amincis au bout.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 16 times found in grassland, 5 times found in Urban garden in grassland, 5 times found in Valley Bushland (goat trashed), 1 times found in Acacia Thicket (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 2 times found in Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, 1 times found in Combretum erythrophyllum Riverine Woodland (in Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld), 2 times found in extensively used maize field, 1 times found in Acacia Closed Woodland (in Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld), 1 times found in Grass, 1 times found in Pediment grassland, ...

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 3 times leaf litter, 2 times Kakamega 2007 survey, leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 19 times Pitfall trap, 9 times Hand collected, 4 times Winkler, 2 times By Hand, 2 times pitfall trap, Transect 9 20m, 2 times Yellow Pan Trap, 1 times Nest.

Elevations: collected from 549 - 1690 meters, 1347 meters average

Collect Date Range: collected between 1947-10-24 and 2015-01-24

Type specimens: syntype of Tetramorium laevithorax: casent0904842



See something amiss? Send us an email.